5:53 PM EDT, Fri August 18, 2017
31 mins ago

COLUMN: What will it mean if the Pittsburgh Pirates do not make the 2017 postseason

If the Pittsburgh Pirates miss the 2017 postseason, what will it mean for the club, its GM, its manager, and its players going forward? Though the Pittsburgh Pirates are technically still in the NL Central race, nothing about their play over the past 2-3 weeks has given their fans any modicum of confidence in the […] The post COLUMN: What will it mean if the Pittsburgh Pirates do not make the 2017 postseason appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
2 hours ago

Altoona Curve Notebook: Escobar comes up big in clutch situations

Elvis didn’t leave the building per say, but an Elvis did play a big role in sending the opposing team home on back-to-back nights. It was Elvis Escobar who helped notch two victories with walk-off hits over the Trenton Thunder this past weekend at Peoples Natural Gas Field for the Altoona Curve. Escobar ended the […] The post Altoona Curve Notebook: Escobar comes up big in clutch situations appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
5 hours ago

Should the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded for Neil Walker?

Late last Saturday, the Milwaukee Brewers acquired Neil Walker in a trade with the New York Mets. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Pirates are technically still in playoff contention, but fans wonder if management has done enough to make a run at the division. Should the Pirates have tried to bring back Walker, the former fan favorite? […] The post Should the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded for Neil Walker? appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
8 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- Stick the fork in the Bucs

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. The way the schedule played out for the Pittsburgh Pirates, they had the perfect opportunity to make up ground and get back into the National League Central race. Unfortunately they didn’t take advantage and […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- Stick the fork in the Bucs appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Aug 17, 2017

A Review of the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates after 120 games

The Pittsburgh Pirates just played their 120th game of the 2017 season, which means there is a quarter of the season left. This season has had it’s ups and downs for the team and fans alike, so let’s take a look at some of the good and some of the bad that has occurred since […] The post A Review of the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates after 120 games appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Aug 17, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- Long Ball Dooms Bucs

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. The story of the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates has been if it isn’t one thing that has killed the Bucs chances this season, it’s something totally different the next day. The inability to get a […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- Long Ball Dooms Bucs appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Aug 16, 2017

The 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates offense is worse than in years past…or is it?

The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a weak offense all season.  As a unit, the offense ranks near the bottom of the National League in runs per game, home runs, batting average, and slugging.  They lack thump.  They often lack overall excitement. Aside from Andrew McCutchen and Josh Bell, the Pittsburgh Pirates offense has been flat […] The post The 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates offense is worse than in years past…or is it? appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Aug 16, 2017

Gregory Polanco has failed to live up to the hype

Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates placed outfielder Gregory Polanco on the 10-day disabled list for the third time this season with a left hamstring strain. After another injury amidst another mediocre season, is one-time “can’t miss prospect” Polanco’s career at a crossroad? From 2009-2013, a hyped Pittsburgh Pirates prospect made his debut in each summer (except […] The post Gregory Polanco has failed to live up to the hype appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Aug 16, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- Bats Go Silent In Milwaukee

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. Needing to start this big stretch of games against National League Central opponents on the right foot, the Pittsburgh Pirates did just the opposite Tuesday night at Miller Park as the Pirates wasted a […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- Bats Go Silent In Milwaukee appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Aug 15, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- Stretch Run Begins Tonight

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. Stretch Run Begins Tonight After dropping the final two games in Toronto, the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves 4.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central heading into play Tuesday night. The […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- Stretch Run Begins Tonight appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Aug 14, 2017

Resarch Room: Gauging the Pittsburgh Pirates’ ability to reach the World Series

With another July 31st trade deadline passed, many Pittsburgh Pirates fans were irate with the team’s trade deadline approach. An approach which only resulted in moving Tony Watson to the Dodgers and the acquisition of 40 year old Joaquin Benoit, with a few minor leaguers being shuffled around. The feeling is that with the Pittsburgh […] The post Resarch Room: Gauging the Pittsburgh Pirates’ ability to reach the World Series appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Aug 14, 2017

Daniel Hudson’s slider could be the key to finding success

Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Daniel Hudson may be able to turn his season around if he starts to utilize his slider more often. So far, the month of August has not been kind to Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Daniel Hudson. He has appeared in three games for a total of two innings. He has given up […] The post Daniel Hudson’s slider could be the key to finding success appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Aug 13, 2017

Huntington Radio Show Recap: Injury updates,

Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington talked McCuchen, Polanco injuries, Cervelli’s workload & more on his weekly radio show Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a weekly radio hit on the team’s flagship radio station 93.7 The Fan. Each Sunday, Pirates Breakdown will bring you a recapping of Huntington’s show, picking out the best tidbits […] The post Huntington Radio Show Recap: Injury updates, appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Aug 13, 2017

Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates Leadership Look Back to Cleveland Days

Mark Shapiro of the Toronto Blue Jays and Neal Huntington of the Pittsburgh Pirates reflected on their shared experiences in Cleveland There is a short story and a long story as to how this article ended up here. The short one goes like this: I wrote this for the site, Jays From the Couch, as […] The post Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates Leadership Look Back to Cleveland Days appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Aug 12, 2017

Andrew McCutchen’s knee seems fiine, but what if it wasn’t?

While it sounds like the Pittsburgh Pirates and Andrew McCutchen are fortunate that the apparent knee injury he suffered Friday night in Toronto is not too serious, he’ll most likely miss at least a game or two. But what are the team’s options if the injury is more serious than initially reported? A scary scene […] The post Andrew McCutchen’s knee seems fiine, but what if it wasn’t? appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.